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Vax Air Cordless review
4.5 out of 5

Vax Air Cordless review

By 16 hours ago

The future of cleaning, some say, is robot vacuum cleaners. But in the present and in our experience those automated robotic vacuums have still got a long way to go for the perfect clean. Until then it's all about perfecting what we do manually, which... >>

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

By 19 August 2014

Climote, the smarthome climate control, is going to be available to all ScottishPower customers after the two signed a deal together. That means that whether at home or out and about people will be able to control their home's heating using a mobile.... >>

Noke smart padlock uses Bluetooth-enabled phones to unlock instead of keys

Noke smart padlock uses Bluetooth-enabled phones to unlock instead of keys

By 18 August 2014

There's a new smart product in the works called Noke. It's a Bluetooth-enabled padlock that doesn't require a key (Get it? "No key." Yeah.) Noke recently landed on Kickstarter and has surpassed the $50,000 mark of its $100,000 goal, and it still has 30... >>

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 August

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 August

By 16 August 2014

Ahead of the Surface Pro 3 release date on 28 August here in Blighty, we've got the full ins and outs of the latest laptop-meets-tablet. Is it the "laptop killer" it claims to be or at 12-inches is it too big to tick the successful tablet box? Next up... >>

How will Samsung's $200m SmartThings purchase affect your house?

How will Samsung's $200m SmartThings purchase affect your house?

By 15 August 2014

Samsung has agreed to buy a home-automation company called SmartThings for a reported $200 million. The deal is a head-scratcher at first blush, but it could also be a genius business move if Samsung involves its appliance business and takes full advantage... >>

How do companies make money from your data?

How do companies make money from your data?

By 14 August 2014

There's a lot of talk about big data with companies using mumbo jumbo like "enhanced verticals", "data-aggregating" and "visibility enhancement". We decided to cut through the guff to find out exactly how companies are using our data to make themselves... >>

Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo review
4 out of 5

Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo review

By 14 August 2014

How much do you love coffee? How long can you go without needing another hit of espresso? If the answer isn't very long at all and you're on the road a lot then the Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo might just be the ticket: it's an espresso coffee machine designed... >>

Get even more goodness from fruit and veg with Dualit's Dual-Max juicer, only £100

Get even more goodness from fruit and veg with Dualit's Dual-Max juicer, only £100

By 13 August 2014

Dualit has announced the Dual-Max Juicer to its range of iconic small kitchen appliances, featuring the company's Double Sieve technology. The technology means that the juicer will not only juice the fruit, but it will then move onto the remaining pulp... >>

Worx Landroid robot lawnmower review
4 out of 5

Worx Landroid robot lawnmower review

By 13 August 2014

There are some household chores that never get done. In a world where we're becoming time poor, stepping out to cut the grass might be one such chore. All is not lost, however, because there are robots that want to do it for you. The cutely named Landroid... >>

LightFreq: smartbulb, music player, notification centre, goodbye normal bulbs (Update)

LightFreq: smartbulb, music player, notification centre, goodbye normal bulbs (Update)

By 11 August 2014

UPDATE: Lightfreq has smashed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal in four days. Imagine if your bulbs could change colour, turn on as you enter a room, and play music and double as an intercom. Imagine no more, LightFreq is here using bulbs to smarten up your... >>